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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:57 AM

Cat jumps through hoop


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Reply Cat jumps through hoop (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Sep 11 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 11 #1
StClone Sep 11 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 11 #4
Danascot Sep 12 #6
ChazInAz Sep 12 #7
yellowdogintexas Sep 12 #9
3catwoman3 Sep 11 #2
trueblue2007 Sep 11 #5
Karadeniz Sep 12 #8

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 12:31 PM

1. Looks like he was trying to figure out

how not to lose his footing on a slippery floor.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 02:08 PM

3. Yes and cats typically rock prior to launch...

...to get parallax on their target. Millions of years of evolution have evolved one of the most efficient hunting machines and this behavior is part of those adaptations. Same way a falcon rocks its head while looking for prey.

If you watch a bird of prey long enough, you will probably see it bob its head from side to side, move its head around in circles, or even turn its head almost completely upside down. This isnít some kind of strange dance. Raptors do this to triangulate an object and better determine how far away it is.
https://www.peregrinefund.org/explore-raptors-vision

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Response to StClone (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 02:51 PM

4. I've seen that targeting many times by my efficient hunting machines

as they calibrate their trajectory to my kitchen counter where much of their hunting takes place.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 06:11 AM

6. Such feline grace!

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Response to Danascot (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 12:52 PM

7. Well, those are Siamese cats.

They're special.

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Response to ChazInAz (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 09:05 PM

9. I had a Siamese mix who triangulated his stalking

he would move toward a bird and then watch the bird as it flew away, then take an angled run toward the bird. He would repeat this until the bird was so tired he could jump it. It was fascinating to watch.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 01:15 PM

2. I think I can. I think I can.

I knew I could.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 03:09 PM

5. smart beautiful kitty catter !!!!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 01:24 PM

8. Ed Norton's cat!!!!

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